. If you had behaved and maintained the knowledge that females were actually second-class citizens Well, just above sub-human, but not quite yet human enough to not be a possession. It was a man’s job to take a woman down a notch, if she even thought she could be equal. A man’s ego needed severe stroking, and it was the woman’s job to make certain his ego was stroked, so he could feel like a man.
Because, you see the weak ones crumbled and were shut down by their families They were disowned by their friends and any woman who didn’t want to hear of such things. Women in such a cultural thinking were damned if they were weak and damned if they were strong-willed. There was no two ways about it. Women remained at the beck and call of men, and the women who mastered them.